What is Shockwave Therapy?
Erectile dysfunction is an unfortunate condition that men across the world suffer from and becomes more prevalent as men age. Shockwave therapy is a unique advanced technology that uses acoustic shockwaves and has been shown to help alleviate erectile dysfunction. It has also been shown to help people recover from sports injuries like tendon and elbow injuries.
How Does Shockwave Therapy Work?
Shockwave therapy works by using acoustic waves to break up soft tissue calcifications, release growth factors, and enhance collagen synthesis thus stimulating the healing process to improve pain and get you back on your feet. Acoustic wave therapy for ED works by applying shock waves to the outer skin of the penile shaft. This stimulates penile tissue and encourages blood flow.
It has been shown to grow new blood vessels and improve blood flow which is essential for achieving and maintaining an erection. During each shockwave therapy session, shockwaves will be emitted directly to the penis through a hand piece, similar to ultrasound, and each session lasts for about 30 minutes.
Shockwave therapy is typically recommended for men that have not responded to medications such as Viagra adequately or have no interest in taking medications. It is also recommended for men who are interested in trying to reverse some of the causes of erectile dysfunction by trying regenerative therapy.
For injuries such as tennis elbow, strains, and other muscle injuries, it works by increasing circulation to the injured area, stimulating cells that generate new bone and connective tissue, and reduces pain by overstimulating nerve endings. It is recommended for people who do not want to undergo surgical procedures and have nagging injuries that do not seem to want to heal.
What Are The Benefits Of Shockwave Therapy?
Shockwave therapy has many benefits for both erectile dysfunction and musculoskeletal injuries. Low blood flow is the root cause of erectile dysfunction and shockwave therapy works to increase blood flow.
Shockwave can be a more permanent way of improving erectile function. Unlike prescription medicines like Viagra, which only create a temporary increase in blood flow to the penis, shockwave therapy restores erectile mechanisms and allows you to get an erection natural and spontaneously. This result in a better sex drive because you know you can get spontaneous erections and has less performance anxiety.
Diabetes impacts male sexual health including erectile function by reducing blood flow to the penis. Shockwave therapy can have many benefits to men with diabetes by repairing the penile tissue and increasing blood flow to the penis. It also has the benefit of not causing any interactions with other medications you might be taking as prescription ED medicine might.
For musculoskeletal injuries, the benefits of shockwave therapy are immense. Shockwave therapy works with your body to stimulate growth factors and heal your injuries naturally. Additionally, it is a non-surgical procedure that does not require you to set aside time for a surgical procedure and doesn’t require any cutting into the body. Also, it does not require any recovery time or rehabilitation processes and you continue living your normal life and doing the activities you love between procedures. It also can help relieve pain, negating the need for pain medications that may be addictive.
What Are The Shockwave Therapy Parameters?
Shockwave therapy uses low-intensity shock waves for erectile dysfunction treatment usually consisting of 120-300 pulses per minute. This works to stimulate the tissue inside the penis and increases blood flow. The parameters for musculoskeletal injuries are still low intensity but may be slightly higher than for erectile dysfunction treatment. Your doctor will be able to discuss with you the specific parameters of your treatment and let you know exactly the intensity level of your specific treatment plan.
How Long Does Shockwave Therapy Take?
The most common treatment plan for shockwave therapy for erectile dysfunction involves a nine-week process. The procedure is done twice a week for the first three weeks and then three weeks are taken off. After the three-week period without treatment, another three weeks of treatment occur with the procedure being done twice a week. This can all vary depending on the severity of erectile dysfunction. You will need to consult with your doctor to get the treatment plan right for you.
For musculoskeletal injuries, the treatment plan can vary depending on the type of injury. Typically, a few treatments will be performed to see if there are any positive effects on recovery and see if you feel better. Once again, your doctor will be able to discuss your exact treatment plan with you because each injury is unique.
Is Shockwave Therapy Painful?
Shockwave therapy sounds like it might be painful, but this is not electric shock therapy. Shockwave therapy uses acoustic waves to stimulate tissue growth and increase blood flow. Shockwave therapy is generally painless; however, you may experience some side effects including bleeding or bruising but this is rare.
Consult an Experienced Doctor Today
If you are considering shockwave therapy to improve your life, consult an experienced doctor today. The team at Alpha Men’s Center are experienced in the use of shockwave therapy and can answer all of your questions and concerns about the procedure. They specialize in men’s health issues such as erectile disfunction, low testosterone, and sports injuries. Contact Alpha Men’s Center today by visiting their website or calling 484-685-1301 to discuss the latest treatment for erectile dysfunction.